November 8, 2013

To Know You

Julia Whittaker's past yielded two daughters, both given up for adoption as infants.
Now she must find them to save her son.

Julia and Matt Whittaker’s son was diagnosed with biliary atresia at birth. Dillon has beaten the odds for thirteen years only to have the odds—and his liver—crash precipitously. The only hope for his survival is a transplant. He can receive a “living liver” transplant but neither his parents, nor various family members and friends, are compatible.
The transplant list is long and Dillon’s time is short. Very short. 
He has two chances for a compatible liver: his two older half-sisters, born eighteen months apart and adopted at birth. 
But can Julia ask a young woman—someone she surrendered to strangers—to donate a portion of her body to a brother she’s never known? Will either sister even be a match for their half-brother? Will either of them show mercy and courage if they are? 
Julia knows she’s probably on a fool’s errand—reaching out to the daughters she abandoned only now that she needs them. But what other choice does she have except to try?

What a great storyline! Julia Whittaker’s son, who is in desperate need of a liver transplant, is dying. The best option to save him is a sticky situation for Julia, but she forages forward with her plan while delving into her painful past.

There are so many layers to this tapestry, and a multitude of spiritual messages are weaved throughout. The book isn’t preachy, and the spiritual significance isn’t in-your-face, so this wonderful tale can be enjoyed by non-Christians as well as believers. Either way, the reader’s life will be touched in some way.

The characters are developed nicely, and I love the role that Matt played in this story. He wins the supporting male role in my book. ;)

Cover: Love it
Title: Love it
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 358
Pace: Great
First Lines: Don't ask, Julia wanted to scream. But the words were sawdust in her mouth. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from BookSneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The options I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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